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M Saraswathy

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Saraswathy has been covering stories in the areas of insurance, HR and education for the past nine years, having worked in the past with Business Standard.

WFH opens up new avenues, reorients career paths for women

BUSINESS

WFH opens up new avenues, reorients career paths for women

The new workaround is working for those who would otherwise have had to ditch successful careers

Here’s why risk-taking has worked well for Star Health Insurance

BUSINESS

Here’s why risk-taking has worked well for Star Health Insurance

Unlike other health insurers, who focus on covering only healthy individuals, Star Health covers even those who have ailments such as cancer, diabetes or cardiac disease. Despite this being a risky strategy, the insurer has done well, and is on course to record 45% YoY growth in premium collection this year

Here is how you can 'kill' coronavirus through these appliances

BUSINESS

Here is how you can 'kill' coronavirus through these appliances

A slew of appliances claim to kill the coronavirus present on surfaces, food, air and even water in a few minutes. But are they the need of the hour?

As placement season approaches, jobless old students seek option to sit for interviews again

BUSINESS

As placement season approaches, jobless old students seek option to sit for interviews again

Though institutes can allow old students to come back and sit for placements within 2-3 years of passing out, it is only meant for students who opted out of placements to pursue entrepreneurial activities. Now, many institutes are looking at special arrangements.

How HUL is dealing with sexual harassment and ensuring women are safe at the workplace and beyond

BUSINESS

How HUL is dealing with sexual harassment and ensuring women are safe at the workplace and beyond

Women employees are encouraged to complain about any sexual harassment without fear of retaliation. To prevent harassment and ensure their safety, women are encouraged to avoid late working hours. When one does work late, her line manager gets an automated alert. Female employees also have the option of having a male colleague escort them home if they leave office after 8:30 pm.

Zero-interest EMIs, gifts, extended warranty and cashbacks: White goods makers go all out this festive season

BUSINESS

Zero-interest EMIs, gifts, extended warranty and cashbacks: White goods makers go all out this festive season

Every year, sales worth Rs 4,500 crore are clocked between August and December. Owing to COVID-19, there was a 65 percent decline in revenue in April, May and the first half of June. Appliance makers are hoping to make up for it in October and November.

GRE exam cost up by 3.9% but competitor rates higher, says ETS official

BUSINESS

GRE exam cost up by 3.9% but competitor rates higher, says ETS official

the cost increase for the exam was due to the fact that ETS reviews test fees worldwide on a regular basis and adjusts fees when necessary, the official added.

Why there has been an 8% increase in sexual harassment complaints at Nifty50 firms

BUSINESS

Why there has been an 8% increase in sexual harassment complaints at Nifty50 firms

The rising number of such cases signals a growing awareness among women workers about their rights, forcing several companies to ensure safer workplaces

Explained: Here’s how scores will be calculated in the new colour-coded health insurance plans

BUSINESS

Explained: Here’s how scores will be calculated in the new colour-coded health insurance plans

Products with a score of 2 or less will be classified green, more than 2 and less than 4 will be orange, while those above 4 and up to 6 will be red. Seven parameters will be considered for the coding system.

Explained: Here are the changes LIC will have to undergo before it gets listed on exchanges

BUSINESS

Explained: Here are the changes LIC will have to undergo before it gets listed on exchanges

For one, the LIC Act, 1956, will have to be amended to increase the capital base. Simplification of investment books and additional public disclosures are the other steps. A combination of Indian and international listing is expected to be the model.

Helloverify's HelloV: Get instant background verification on WhatsApp

BUSINESS

Helloverify's HelloV: Get instant background verification on WhatsApp

Helloverify's new service is targeted at both individuals and small businesses, and people can use this service to verify their tenants, employees, drivers, nannies, security guards, cooks or other domestic help instantly. The service even checks for criminal records apart from identity and address checks.

Exclusive: No single pension regulator; retirement, annuity plans will remain under IRDAI purview: Finance Ministry

BUSINESS

Exclusive: No single pension regulator; retirement, annuity plans will remain under IRDAI purview: Finance Ministry

In 2015, PFRDA had sought permission from the government to be the sole regulator for all pension products, including those sold by insurers. With this decision, pension products across the financial sector will continue to be overseen by various regulators

New RFPs for selection of pension fund managers likely by mid-December: PFRDA chairman

BUSINESS

New RFPs for selection of pension fund managers likely by mid-December: PFRDA chairman

PFRDA chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay said that an internal committee will work out the floor cap and charge structure for pension fund management.

UPSC Prelims 2020: Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone exams

INDIA

UPSC Prelims 2020: Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone exams

Those suffering from Coronavirus will not be allowed to appear for the civil services prelims exams, said the Supreme Court. The apex court also said that merging 2020 and 2021 UPSC Prelims is not feasible.

Not just money: Here’s what employment exchanges and career centres in India need

BUSINESS

Not just money: Here’s what employment exchanges and career centres in India need

Remodelling employment exchanges and MCCs to make them more IT ready and interlinking them with vacancies across the country could be the way forward. Millions of Indians had already been rendered jobless by the economic slowdown when the Covid pandemic broke, exacerbating the situation

Blacklisted institutes: State governments will be nudged to take action

BUSINESS

Blacklisted institutes: State governments will be nudged to take action

Until now, it was the responsibility of the Central government and its agencies to ensure the shutdown or accreditation of these institutes, which have proliferated across the country. However, apart from battling Covid, many State governments are in election mode, with Assembly Polls due in 2021, and regulating blacklisted institutes may not be a key priority

EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, health segment beats motor insurance

BUSINESS

EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, health segment beats motor insurance

IRDAI data show that while motor insurance premiums saw a 15.7 percent decline, health insurance premiums grew 13 percent YoY in the April 1-August 31 period. Demand for health products because of COVID-19, and non-renewal of vehicle insurance the main reasons.

One page, two pages or four pages -- how long should your resume really be?

BUSINESS

One page, two pages or four pages -- how long should your resume really be?

A one-size-fits-all resume will not work for all job applications. Don't go by social media posts to restrict your CV to merely one page if you have relevant skills and work milestones to highlight.

Remote working: Costs rise for insurers as they scramble to ensure data security and ward off cyber risks

BUSINESS

Remote working: Costs rise for insurers as they scramble to ensure data security and ward off cyber risks

In a bid to ensure that customer data is protected and no third-party gets access to information from their servers, insurers have had to add multiple layers of security. This has seen their costs shoot up

Lloyd enters refrigerator segment, move to help diversify revenue mix

BUSINESS

Lloyd enters refrigerator segment, move to help diversify revenue mix

Havells-backed consumer durables brand Lloyd that is widely known for its air conditioners is now entering the Rs 24,000 crore refrigerator market in India. This could help boost the company revenues in the festive season.

Six months and counting: Small businesses feel the pinch as workers refuse to return

BUSINESS

Six months and counting: Small businesses feel the pinch as workers refuse to return

The continuing Covid threat, fears over not having a job waiting for them, and the sustenance provided by social welfare schemes have made workers stay put in their towns and villages

GirnarSoft to invest $20 million in InsuranceDekho

BUSINESS

GirnarSoft to invest $20 million in InsuranceDekho

InsuranceDekho will use the funding for branding and marketing activities as well as strengthening the product and technology teams.

Here’s how new-age gig roles in India would look like

BUSINESS

Here’s how new-age gig roles in India would look like

Unlike regular gig roles, the new-age gigs would cover qualified professionals professionals. The compensation would be on par or even higher than that of a regular hire. India Inc would have close to 10-15% new-age gig roles in the next five years.

Have a few lakhs to spend on appliances and want VIP service? BSH Home Appliances has a solution

BUSINESS

Have a few lakhs to spend on appliances and want VIP service? BSH Home Appliances has a solution

Products like IoT-enabled refrigerator with camera in the interiors and fridge will interchangeable doors will be available to customers.

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